The deputy Special Prosecutor-nominee Cynthia Lamptey is expected to appear before the Appointments Committee of Parliament on Wednesday May 16, 2018.
Jane Cynthia Naa Korshie Lamptey was nominated by the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the deputy Special Prosecutor on April 26, 2018.
Her boss-to- be Martin Amidu spent almost 8 hours during his vetting.
The Special Prosecutor’s office is expected to be independent of the Executive, which observers believe will allow it to deal with corruption-related issues which have plagued governance adequately.
Cynthia Lamptey is a lawyer by profession and graduated from the Ghana School of Law.
She was employed as a state attorney at the Attorney-General’s Department in 1995 and rose through the ranks till she was appointed Director of Public Prosecutions during the John Mahama administration.
As the country’s chief prosecutor, she handled several high-profile prosecutions.
Some of her prosecutions include the case of the alleged stealing 86.9 million cedis by an Executive Director of the National Service Scheme and the criminal prosecution of Alfred Agbesi Woyome, a known financier of the National Democratic Congress, who was charged by a court of fraudulently receiving a 52 million cedis judgement debt against Ghana.
In 2014, she prosecuted two Ghanaian women who had played a leading role in the exportation of cocaine to the United Kingdom.
After 20 years of service to the nation, she left the department in 2015.